Why City staff want to know about your boating and recreation habits

As the boating season winds down, City staff are inviting boaters and people who recreate near water to take a short survey on their habits.

The survey is part of the City’s “Keep Our Waters Clean” program, which helps educate boaters and recreationalists about clean and safe boating habits.

“The ultimate goal of the program is for people to understand why we need to protect our source water,” said Jessica McCabe, a Department of Utilities outreach specialist. “Our rivers provide drinking water for millions of Californians and boats can be a source of water pollution.”

McCabe says the survey will help City staff gain a better understanding of community needs and tendencies and can better plan the outreach and future of the program.

People can take the survey here, which should take about five minutes to complete and includes questions on boat cleaning and storage as well as recreational habits.

Keep Our Waters Clean is partnered and sponsored by dozens of local agencies, including California State Parks, the County of Sacramento and the Sac State Aquatic Center.

About 80 percent of the City’s drinking water is collected from the Sacramento and American rivers.

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